Children’s physical activity spectrum: daily variations in physical activity and sedentary patterns related to school indoor physical environment (CHIPASE)

Main funder

Funder's project numberOKM/59/626/2016, 69/626/2017, 77/626/2018

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 315 000,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date01/04/2017

Project end date31/12/2020


Children spend on average 8 to 9 hours/day in sedentary activities and large proportion of this is accumulated while sitting in classrooms. This study will first investigate the details and variation of sedentary behavior in 8-11 year old children. We then evaluate whether activity permissive classroom environments can decrease sedentary time. The study will provide critical evidence whether renovation investments in conjunction with teacher instructions matter for health. Furthermore, this study provides evidence for future interventions targeting sedentary behavior and making recommendations for activity permissive indoor environments in school settings.

Principal Investigator

Other persons related to this project (JYU)

Primary responsible unit

Follow-up groups

Profiling areaPhysical activity through life span (University of Jyväskylä JYU) PACTS

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